Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

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Is transracial adoption a positive choice for kids? How can children gain their new families without losing their birth heritage? How can parents best support their children after placement? Inside Transracial Adoption is an authoritative guide to navigating the challenges and issues that parents face in the USA when they adopt a child of a different race and/or from a different culture. Filled with real-life examples and strategies for success, this book explores in depth the realities of raising a child transracially, whether in a multicultural or a predominantly white community. Readers will learn how to help children adopted transracially or transnationally build a strong sense of identity, so that they will feel at home both in their new family and in their racial group or culture of origin. This second edition incorporates the latest research on positive racial identity and multicultural families, and reflects recent developments and trends in adoption. Drawing on research, decades of experience as adoption professionals, and their own personal experience of adopting transracially, Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg offer insights for all transracial adoptive parents - from prospective first-time adopters to experienced veterans - and those who support them.For example, individuals of Mexican heritage may use Mexicano or Chicano among their social group but refer to themselves as Mexican American or ... The easiest and most respectful way to find out someonea#39;s preference is to ask in a direct way. ... You can help your child to develop a strong sense of authority if you role-play or plan at home the kinds of responses he might choose, ranging from a anbsp;...

Title:Inside Transracial Adoption
Author:Gail Steinberg, Beth Hall
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2013-05-28


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